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Diseases » Uterine fibroids » Inheritance

Inheritance and Genetics of Uterine fibroids

Racial Patterns for Uterine fibroids:

Race Profile for Uterine fibroids: African American 2-3 times more than Caucasians.

Racial Information for Uterine fibroids: Although not life threatening, uterine fibroid tumors are also more common in African-American women. (Source: excerpt from Minority: NWHIC)

About inheritance and genetics:

Inheritance of Uterine fibroids refers to whether the condition is inherited from your parents or "runs" in families. The level of inheritance of a condition depends on how important genetics are to the disease. Strongly genetic diseases are usually inherited, partially genetic diseases are sometimes inherited, and non-genetic diseases are not inherited. For general information, see Introduction to Genetics.


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